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lizchris
Jan 26th, 2005, 01:46 AM
According to the ESPN website, they are going to show Roddick/Davedenko.

JennyS
Jan 26th, 2005, 01:47 AM
They will probably join this match in progress and then show Andy.

lizchris
Jan 26th, 2005, 01:49 AM
At ths point, they might as well just want and show the second set as Lindsay is going to serve for the set in a few minutes.

arcus
Jan 26th, 2005, 01:57 AM
no. They will probably chit chat inanely, show some soft focus roddick promos, a lot of roddick AMEX ads, interview a few B-list minor celebrities who know nothing about tennis, let brad gilbert mouth off a while about how crap womens tennis is, and then cut to roddick, aftrer which they will stay with roddick for ages and then, of course show roddick on tape delay, before pat mac sermon on how great roddick is. FOr contrast they might discuss the williams and agassi.

backhanddtl4
Jan 26th, 2005, 01:58 AM
Roddick is SOOOOO boring. I hope he loses. hehehehe

Meesh
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:02 AM
This is NFL playoff/Superbowl time, College B-ball is in full swing as well as the NBA. WHY DOES ESPN take tennis? I wish TNT or TBS (the one that does Wimby) would of taken the Aus. Open.

the jamierbelyea
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:04 AM
Lindsay is in the opening

thelittlestelf
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:04 AM
Looks like they are showing it! Phew, I was about to flip!

SzavayFi
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:05 AM
They will show the end of lindsay because they have nothing else to show.

bw2082
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:06 AM
they're about to show it now

lizchris
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:07 AM
Well, Lindsay just broke to lead 2-1 and if they keep talking, Lindsay might just win the next four games and then they may have time for Roddick.

arcus
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:09 AM
nope were chit-chatting and watching agassi talk about a match thats over........

Meesh
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:09 AM
Ahh, of course they are starting out with photo's of the beer garden, ohhh and now wait... we have Andy walking on the grounds.......... oh now Andre in teh press conference.... and now the men's draw......... :rolleyes:

the jamierbelyea
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:12 AM
It seems they are showing the match in it's entirety ?

LindsayRocks89
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:13 AM
they make it seem like they're starting from the beginning??

the jamierbelyea
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:15 AM
I guess they are

Scotso
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:16 AM
Ugh. It's so stupid to show a taped match when there's live stuff going on.

Why don't they just show the Dechy match, then Roddick, and then Lindsay taped :rolleyes:

SzavayFi
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:17 AM
This is realllly dumb, gah i HATE ESPN.....the only people that watch tennis already know the live score anyways :rolleyes:

JLDementieva
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:18 AM
ESPN is so ridiculous! I know the score already, yet I have to watch it from the beginning! Damn it! Come on Davydenko, beat Roddick so we don't have to put up with him anymore!

lizchris
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:22 AM
I am a fan of Venus', but she should feel low right now because Molik has an ugly backhand and if she had played that side more, she would have won.

Meesh
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:22 AM
This sucks! I can't believe they are doing this.

rated_next
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:23 AM
:banghead:

SzavayFi
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:28 AM
Alicia 5-4 in 2nd :)

SzavayFi
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:30 AM
Alicia 2nd set 6-4...............SHOW THIS LIVE U FRIGGEN ESPN!!!!!!

MinnyGophers
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:34 AM
wait what is ESPN showing right now?

arcus
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:34 AM
nile TV just show part of the dechy schnyder match, during change of ends of live play, while ESPN show ads between tape delay.......

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:34 AM
this sucks :sad: it will be taped all night now

adell
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:37 AM
I was wondering what was going on, I was watching the score on the IBM scoreboard and saw Molick had just won the 2nd set and switch to ESPN and see the score tied at 2 all! I thought the scoreborad was wrong or something and then realised they are showing the match from the beginning.

This does not make any sense, they should have just shown the match live from 9:00pm EST or just joined it in the middle.

741852
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:38 AM
They were not sure how long it was going to be.

croat123
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:39 AM
espn is retarded

they could have started at 6-4 2-1 and they'ed have a good hour of the match LIVE, but now we'll get EVERYTHING TAPED

arcus
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:43 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sitetools/s/contact/espntv.html


tell 'em what u think.

UDiTY
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:44 AM
It's kinda annoying how all yer threads have that exclamation point with them, like they're more important than everyone elses.

Just letting ya know:wavey:

jbone_0307
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:50 AM
They are showing the Lindsay/Alicia match on ESPN2!!!! Its tape delayed though.

SzavayFi
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:50 AM
They are showing the Lindsay/Alicia match on ESPN2!!!! Its tape delayed though.
we know ;)

jbone_0307
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:52 AM
oh sorry. I just saw the title and started typing.

JLDementieva
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:54 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sitetools/s/contact/espntv.html


tell 'em what u think.
oh I've written like a million complaints already, don't think they give a shit!

1jackson2001
Jan 26th, 2005, 02:57 AM
now NO match is gonna be shown live. :rolleyes:

No Lindsay-Alicia live, no Andy-Nikolay live, no Patty-Natalie live.

Thanks you ESPN. ;) :worship::fiery:

arcus
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:04 AM
oh I've written like a million complaints already, don't think they give a shit!

I'm sure they read, and last year they had gotten a bit better. Now they have an issue with roddick endorsing a key sponsor, AMEX.

Try telling them that ur writing to the sponsors to tell them that ur going to aviod their product cos of ESPN being so crap....

jbone_0307
Jan 26th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Tell ESPN, that if they consider themselves the sporting giant, than they should focus on quality instead of quantity of events. If they dont have the space to make quality productions then I am sure that other networks like USA or TNT would be more than willing to take charge.

the jamierbelyea
Jan 26th, 2005, 05:00 AM
I don't know what you expect ESPN to do ? They pick out the schedule in advance of when they are going to have televised tennis , they can't know when Tennis Australia is going to schedule what matches when .

First we were complaining that Lindsay/Alicia match will not be shown on tape.

Then we complain that they are being shown on tape.

I think we should be counting our blessings that what matches ESPN shows is our biggest problems, and that we are able to see the tennis to begin with!

Of course it could be better, but if you don't give ESPN a strategic decision as to what the benefit of switching the schedule to benefit the hardcore tennis fans (which seems to waning in ratings anyway) nothing is going to change.

I mean this is a pretty good time slot in the West Coast and later time zones then the east (I assume they also get the coverage)?